Dentistry (DENT)

Courses

DENT 700. Dental Fundamentals I. 16 Units.

Introduction to terminology, morphologic characteristics, and interrelationships of permanent teeth. Introduces periodontal diseases and their classifications. Techniques for producing intraoral and extraoral radiographs and digital images, digital image processing, radiation protection and safety, and infection control. Presents source, use, and manipulation of dental materials, and their physical properties relative to dentistry.

DENT 710. Professionalism, Mission, and Personal Development I. 3 Units.

Introduction to skills required for communication in a healthcare environment. Addresses individual, professional, and practical issues confronted by the dentist as a health-care professional. Discusses ethical issues in contemporary dentistry. Provides Christian resources for ethical decision making.

DENT 720. Patient-Centered Care I. 4 Units.

Introduces patient care, fundamentals of dental assisting, and the EHR leading to becoming an integral part of the dental team.

DENT 730. Biomedical Sciences and Oral Ecosystems I. 35 Units.

An in-depth study of the human anatomical sciences related to the dental profession. Presents molecular processes as a foundation for adequate understanding of physiology. Reviews biomolecules, enzymology, and metabolism. Introduces regulatory motifs, genetic principles, and expression of genetic information. Physiological principles and systems in man and bases of normal function.

DENT 750. Dental Fundamentals II. 40.5 Units.

Continues DENT 700, furthering the knowledge and development of skills to practice general dentistry.
Prerequisite: DENT 700.

DENT 760. Professionalism, Mission, and Personal Development II. 3.5 Units.

Continues DENT 710, focusing on skills to thrive in a professional environment. Life skills taught to maintain a balanced life in mission and personal development.
Prerequisite: DENT 710.

DENT 770. Patient-Centered Care II. 10 Units.

Continues DENT 530. Introduces skills to move students from working as an assistant to becoming a disease control-level dental provider.
Prerequisite: DENT 730.

DENT 780. Biomedical Sciences and Oral Ecosystem II. 18 Units.

Continues DENT 730, focusing on how to relate the body's systems and environment with the practice of dentistry.
Prerequisite: DENT 730.

DENT 800. Dental Fundamentals III. 23 Units.

Continuation of DENT 750. Furthers knowledge and development of skills in the practice general dentistry.
Prerequisite: DENT 750.

DENT 810. Professionalism, Mission, and Personal Development III. 2 Units.

Continues DENT 760, focusing on skills to thrive in a professional environment. Teaches life skills to maintain a balanced life in mission and personal development.
Prerequisite: DENT 760.

DENT 820. Patient-Centered Care III. 16.5 Units.

Clinical application of the principles of dentistry. Opportunities to gain experience in cases of the type treated by the general dentist—including attendant diagnostic procedures, planning and sequencing of treatment, disease-control procedures, and appropriate continuing-care procedures following treatment.
Prerequisite: DENT 770.

DENT 830. Biomedical Sciences and Oral Ecosystems II. 10 Units.

Continuation of DENT 730. Focus on relating the body's systems and environment with the practice of dentistry.
Prerequisite: DENT 780.

DENT 850. Dental Fundamentals IV. 3 Units.

Provides foundational knowledge and skills necessary to perform endodontic treatment on uncomplicated permanent teeth. Treatment planning and problem solving in removable prosthodontics and combination cases.
Prerequisite: DENT 800.

DENT 860. Professionalism, Mission, and Personal Development IV. 8 Units.

Continues DENT 810, focusing on skills to thrive in a professional environment. Teaches life skills to maintain a balanced life in mission and personal development.
Prerequisite: DENT 810.

DENT 870. Patient-Centered Care IV. 46 Units.

Clinical application of the principles of dentistry. Opportunities to gain experience in cases of the type treated by the general dentist—including attendant diagnostic procedures, planning and sequencing of treatment, disease-control procedures, and appropriate continuing-care procedures following treatment.
Prerequisite: DENT 820.

DENT 880. Biomedical Sciences and Oral Ecosystems IV. 2 Units.

Continues DENT 830, focusing on relating the body's systems and environment with the practice of dentistry.
Prerequisite: DENT 830.